Transfair Canada is the only independent, not-for-profit certification body for fair trade products in Canada. Fair Trade is an international system of doing business based on dialogue, transparency and respect. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions for producers and workers in developing countries. Behind the principles and goals of Fair Trade is a rigorous international system of monitoring, auditing and certification.
The international Fair Trade system is structured to produce the following outcomes for farmers and workers in developing countries:
Fair compensation for their products and labour
Sustainable environmental practices
Improved social services
Investment in local economic infrastructure